Mike, I don't care about Elin. (Well, I do, but I agree that her life is private.) I don't care about Tiger's conversations with Elin. Has anybody ever had a chance to challenge Tiger about what "he and his wife discuss"? Not that I know of. Most writers that I read, don't care either. The question(s) about Tiger's conversations with Elin might be about number 226 on my list of questions for Tiger.
As much as I agree with some of this, he is still entitled to privacy with his wife. The question everybody wants answered is what happened Nov. 27? I don't see why he needs to answer that. It's his and Elin's business. We know he crashed, the accident, and the stuff in the police report. But why do we as a society feel we are entitled to know what he and his wife discuss. The golf world is above Tiger and will always be okay. Tiger in tournaments is going to be great. How that hampers TV contracts, I don't get. If he had stayed away all year, then yes, I would agree. But he's not. The golfing world has other stars, and true die hard fans won't leave. Look at the NBA with Kobe. They are riddled with scandals and problems, yet everyone still watches and attends games. I don't see much suffering there. I can't see how his sex scandal damaged the economy. Nobody is spending money to begin with. It's already damaged. Economists and Government officials don't care what Tiger Woods does, there focus is on Health care and stimulating spending. Like I said, people will still buy Gillette whether Tiger uses it or not, same with Gatorade, Nike, Tag-Heuer and all his other sponsors and ex-sponsors. They have a status in the market that cannot be broken. Brand loyalty- once people start using it, they become reluctant to switch or never do because they trust the brand. Yes Tiger helped them sell, but I don't see these investors being upset anytime that their bank accounts have taken a huge hit.
There are much better questions:
Who linked you up with Dr. Galea? Why Dr. Galea? What did Dr. Galea do for you in Florida? Why did he visit you in Florida? What medications have you taken since your knee surgery? What medications have you taken while playing golf professionally? What can you say to people who see the growth of your physique very much the same way as they view baseball players who have mostly all confessed to using PED's under duress? Do you understand why people are viewing your PED-denials with suspicion? Do you understand why you have a huge public-credibility problem? The Thanksgiving car-crash begs understanding. The police report outlines the inexplicable path of your Escalade. But provides no other details. It is not "all in the police report" as you say. What exactly were you doing, that led to that crash? Were you drunk, or under the influence of drugs? Forget about any "Sexual Addiction" treatment. Are you undergoing, or have you undergone, any drug addiction treatment?